"It is easier for many of us to focus on our defeats than our victories. We seldom celebrate the many milestones that we could. Focused on product, we ignore the process of our art."
Julia Cameron, from The Sound of paper: starting from scratch.
November is all about process for Art Every Day Month.
And I´m also getting finished product. ;)
As I told you yesterday, here are the scraps from the previous page.
Now that Matu is 14, finding "appropiate" embellies for his pages takes longer. I opened every box I own to find tags and brads that went with the colour scheme and weren´t "flowery".
Today is Wishcasting Wednesday and Jamie is asking us "What do you wish to enjoy?" (To read other wishers answers please click on the wish link).
My wish for today is related to this post: I wish to enjoy the process.
I wish to actually enjoy the opening of boxes and selection of colours instead of keeping an eye on the clock. I wish to enjoy the flow of work instead of hurrying it so I can have a better light for the photography. I wish to celebrate our milestones instead of counting finished pages.
Today I will visit Sabine. When she asked me to join her and Miriam for a chat while they craft (they make the most gorgeous fabric jewellery) I had a flicker of doubt. Would I be able to make my own piece if I spend a few hours with them? Most probably not, but they are worth it. :) If I´m going to let my friendship wither just to have finished product, something is off.
Now go, phone a friend and enjoy the process. :)